Author Archives: Laura Meyers

Male House Finch on Branch

House Sparrow Male on Branch

The picture of this handsome Male House Finch on a branch was photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. You can find House Finches by looking around settled habitats, such as city parks, urban centers, residential backyards, farms, and forest edges.

Click on arrow above to hear the song on the House Finch

Eastern Kingbird on Branch

Eastern Kingbird on a branch
Eastern Kingbird on Branch photographed at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY

The Eastern Kingbird is a sturdy, medium-sized songbird with a large head, upright posture, square-tipped tail, and a relatively short, straight bill.

Click on the arrow above to hear the sounds of the Eastern Kingbird

Blackpoll Warbler on Branch

Male Breeding Blackpoll Warbler on Branch.
Blackpoll Warbler on Branch

The picture of this Male Blackpoll Warbler in breeding plumage was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York. These birds breed so far north that the best times for most people to see them are in spring and fall, as they migrate through North America.

Click on the arrow above to hear the sounds of the Blackpoll Warbler

Black-throated Blue Warbler on Tree

Black-throated Blue Warbler Male on Tree

The picture of the Black-throated Blue Warbler was photographed at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens New York. Unlike other warblers that molt into “confusing fall plumage,” male Black-throated Blue Warblers keep their distinctive black-and-blue plumage year-round.

Click on the above arrow to hear the song of the Black-throated Blue Warbler